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  1. Don't force phone recovery

    I have already (reluctantly) given you an e-mail address as a form of recovery. Please stop trying to persuade me to use my phone number as well. I have used yahoo for almost 20 years and this is enough to make me migrate to another e-mail address provider entirely. Please stop, you already have an alternative e-mail address and I can give you more but I do not want to link my phone number with my e-mail address.

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  2. Yahoo Mail is used by Basic Mail Only under SRWare Iron

    I am using SRWare Iron version 74.0.3850.0 64-bit and I have noticed that Yahoo Mail (the Basic Version) works on this browser. SRWare Iron should be supported on the "New" version of Yahoo Mail. On top of that, I have submitted a letter that was on May 28, 2019 regarding this issue and this idea may fall deaf (may not be considered to be accepted) because: (1) the response to this issue/idea has a 98% chance of having someone that doesn't understand English very well to misinterpret this and (2) having a forum support doesn't hold up very well in…

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  3. New drop-down is twice the time/clicks

    The new drop-down is terrible, requiring two clicks to do something including a star! Before you could click Move, track down to desired selection and enter.

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  4. what the f**k is this sh*t now i cant delete ant emails. Give me my old inbox back of i go

    what the f*k is this sht now i cant delete any emails. Give me my old inbox back or i go.
    If you have a kindle open your inbox and you can delete the emails,how stupid is that.GIVE ME BACK MY OLD INBOX

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  5. i am paying customer i want my standard look of yahoo email, i hate new look

    i am paying customer i want my standard look of yahoo email, i hate new looki am paying customer i want my standard look of yahoo email, i hate new looki am paying customer i want my standard look of yahoo email, i hate new looki am paying customer i want my standard look of yahoo email, i hate new looki am paying customer i want my standard look of yahoo email, i hate new looki am paying customer i want my standard look of yahoo email, i hate new looki am paying customer i want my standard look of…

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  6. I click Draft to save an email, an option Leave Page? shows up - I click yes because I want email to go to Draft page. My email disappears

    I click Draft to save an email, an option Leave Page? shows up - I click yes because I want email to go to Draft page. My email disappears

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  7. show me how to get out of the nightmare of having to f*ing click YES i wanted to f*ing sign out when I just f*ing clicked to f*ing sign out

    show me how to get out of the nightmare of having to fing click YES i wanted to fing sign out when I just fing clicked to fing sign out

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  8. ability to switch back and forth

    I have to accounts, I have to log out of one and log into the other, I used to be able to hover over my name and switch back n forth. bring back that function.

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  9. Bring back the drag and dop function

    The drag and drop function for sorting emails to different mail boxes worked great but now I can't do it.

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  10. Since when are message replies not saved to the drafts folder automatically. Failure to save composed messages is a huge disappointment.

    Messages need to be automatically saved to the draft folder every few seconds for heaven's sake. I always was on the original Yahoo, thanks this New Yahoo Mail Basic is a poor substitute. It will be a pain changing my primary email, but not nearly the pain this New Yahoo Mail Basic is to use and in this case since no draft is saved, to not use!

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  11. Text density in Mail

    I would like to have the option to have the text compressed in my mail box when I have selected mails to move to a different folder. Also in the list of folders in my mail. It is all with lots of white space (a whole empty line??) between everything and it takes AGES to scroll through it! It can be done elsewhere, so let us do it here too. This goes for both the Classic as the New mail.

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  12. small changes

    Every time you change the format, it takes precious time away from my work and personal projects. I would suggest IF you MUST change the look, do very small, minor changes at a time. I do not know if the big changes are due to necessary updating systems or because you are feeding into the current societal need for something new all the time. Please stop.

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  13. Flawed wrap around and justification on word processing

    Just want to point out there is a problem with the word processing aspects of the email program, specifically with justification of the margins and wrap around of the text onto the next line. Words as short as "be" or "an" are being broken up into 2 lines of text. The word "the" was broken into "t" on one line and "he" on the next line. The word "top" was broken into "to" on one line and "p" on the next. At first I thought this was due to adding new text into the middle of existing text, but it…

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  14. Stop with the From: "me" when I send a copy to myself. I want to see my name not "me"

    Stop with the From: "me" when I send a copy to myself. I want to see my name not "me"
    What a cutesie, sickening change you have made to a simple email system.

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  15. Why are the check boxes so small??? Bigger is better! Absolute garbage.

    The micro check boxes are idiotic. Bigger is easier.

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  16. Make addresses appear automatically

    Make addresses appear automatically

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  18. Quote messages with the good ol' greater-than sign.

    I have to click THREE times to get the text of the message to which I'm replying in plain-text and it isn't even quoted. Ridiculous. Even Netscape Communicator was not this brain-dead, and that's saying a lot.

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  19. FIX THE **** BUGS!!!! And stop using stupid phone style icons!

    As soon as more than one screenfull of text is typed, the editor constantly moves the text out of view, so one is typing blind; no amount of window repositioning makes any difference.

    The new icon buttons are utterly stupid, inconsistent and unwanted. I want buttons with Text! I am not using a ruddy smartphone!

    And why does downloading an attachment now create an extra tab that then becomes null? What idiot coded that?

    Why is the count of emails in the Drafts folder now just 999+ instead of a proper number? Do you think people are scared of big…

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  20. Reduce size of header, increase space for e-mail.

    If you insist on forcing unnecessary updates, at least make them functional. The header does not need to be this big - it takes up almost half the screen, minimizing the window for my actual e-mails. E-mail is the whole reason I am using Yahoo! Mail, shouldn't they be the focus of the Inbox or mail page?

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